Hello all fellow paladins.
I'm writing this post as a very very casual holy paladin. Recently my life has gone a turn to the busy side and i can't realy play much, but i still love the game.
I am atm ilvl 476 and doing LFR to unlock more ilvl to progress further into LFR, as doing heroic 5 men dungeons for justice points and get a few ilvl 489 gear from justice vendor.
I'm having a lot of fun doing stuff slowly and steady, learning as i go and trying to practice the teachings of this forums and other guides.
Unfortunately in most LFR i do i end up with realy low HPS. 30-40k with the odd ocasional 50k when things go south and the other healers are sleeping. From what i could practice the only way i can be competitive in LFR 25men is when i generate good amounts of holy power through holy radiance heavy usease. This is ofc dramatic to my mana and i can sustain it only for very low periods of time, then it's back to the holy shock/holy light usease wich seems very very low HPS. It feels i can only compete and do something worthwhile if i use holy radiance heavily, wich i can't due to mana.
Acording to all the guides it seems i'm doing the right thing of using holy radiance/holy shock for holy power and dump it in eternal flame in targets that need it for 150k crit bombs + Hot, problem is that most guides seem to say this is the best strategy based on a near-infinite mana situation or at least an ilvl wich is way beyond my grasp.
My questions are simple:
a) In wich ilvl (or spirit numbers) can i start to use this strategy and not be mana starved 1 minute into the fights?
b) Is this realy the best strategy for casual 25 men content ? spamming holy radiance (wich is an AOE) even if there is not many people needing healing (and spread out), isn't it terribly bad gameplay to use an AOE spell for single target healing? and spend it on a HOT that will overheal a lot ?
c) Should i use eternal flame in the main tank (that is beaconed and taking damage) or it's better to overheal another target that needs it less ?
d) I tried selfless healer and was even worse. Better on mana, but worse on HPS, is this the way to go on lowish gear since holy radiance is very expensive?
Thank you all for your kind pacience and time reading this.